WMU News

Student employment award nominations sought

Jan. 26, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Nominations are being sought for two awards associated with Western Michigan University's annual observance of Student Employment Appreciation Week, which will take place Monday through Friday, Feb. 16 through 20. The theme for this year is "Back to the Basics."

WMU's Career and Student Employment Services sponsors the week each February as a way of honoring the University's student employees, who help to make WMU a valuable place to learn new skills and develop competencies for future success.

A highlight of 2004's weeklong celebration will be a recognition reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the West Ballroom--Rooms 209 and 210--of the Bernhard Center. The reception will honor the 2004 recipients of WMU's awards for Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year, as well as all of the nominees and nominators for these awards. All award nominees and nominators are invited to attend the event.

Awards nominations are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 9. Online nomination forms are available on the <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu> Web site. Paper nomination forms are available for pick up from CSES at its office on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall. Student employees and supervisors who have won in the past are not eligible to win again.

Both graduate and undergraduate students may be nominated for Student Employee of the Year. Selection will be based on the nominee's reliability, quality of work, initiative and professionalism as well as the uniqueness of their contributions to WMU. Those who are nominated for Supervisor of the Year will be judged on their professionalism and contributions to student learning and development.

Regardless of whether their units participate in the awards program, all faculty and staff are encouraged to thank their student workers in some way during Student Employment Appreciation Week. Suggestions for doing so include bringing in treats for the students, posting their pictures and a list of their special contributions on bulletin boards, and sending complimentary notes about them to their families.

For more information about Student Employee Appreciation Week activities or tips on how to honor student employees, call Brenda Case-Parris at (269) 387-2732 or George Eskro at (269) 387-2733.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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